Abducted Plateau student rescued three days after kidnap


Troops of Operation Safe Haven in Plateau have rescued a student, who was abducted in the state.

The victim — Kelvin Eze — a student of King’s College, Gana Ropp, Barkin Ladi LGA, was kidnapped on April 29.

Ibrahim Shittu, Media Officer of the taskforce, in a statement on Sunday said Eze was rescued by soldiers on Saturday at about 8:35pm.

Shittu, who didn’t disclose where the victim was rescued, said he was released unhurt and without ransom.


He said, “Our troops on Saturday, May 1, at about 08:35pm rescued Mr Kelvin Eze, the student of Kings College, Gana Ropp in Barkin-Ladi, who was kidnapped by bandits on April 29.

“This was achieved through the sustained search and rescue operation by the troops, and without payment of ransom the student was rescued.

“The rescued student who is hale and hearty has since been reunited with other students in the college.

“The timely intervention of security personnel forced the bandits to abandon the other abductees as well.”